Identifying Vaccine Injury

Some symptoms of vaccine injury are obvious.[1] Others are not. If you or anyone you know experiences a baby or child death soon after vaccines, there are some tests that can be done to determine if the death is connected to vaccines. Evidence of an association is required to pursue a case with the Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation program and there is a strict time limit for claims – two years for deaths and three years for injuries.[2] These tests are briefly described further down along with a link to the Parents Guide: What to do if Your Child Dies After Vaccination, Guidelines to Autopsy Medical Tests Parents Immediately Should Require (Guidelines) [3].

Some babies/children demonstrate immediate behavior changes including illness, pain, fever, or seizures soon after receiving vaccines, sometimes within minutes or hours. Other babies/children may demonstrate a decline over time, may develop allergies, neurological impairment, gastrointestinal disorders, or other auto-immune illnesses. For the injuries that develop over time, vaccination is often overlooked. Because the CDC and others promoting vaccines are adamant that ‘vaccines are safe and effective’ tests and research to examine a possible link between vaccines and illness are often denied.

Many vaccine injuries can take months to become apparent. If you must give vaccines, for any reason, please read this or this before you take your baby/child for injections, so that you can prepare to offset any possible negative impact. It is highly recommended to keep a health journal before and after vaccinations and list all allergies, food intolerance or aversions, unusual behavior, sleep patterns, skin conditions, gut status, etc. Small things mean a lot. Keep copies of all medical records. Ask for a copy of the record after all visits to a doctor.

Adults may be able to sue vaccine producers for vaccine injury [4] and you can probably sue for injury to your pets, but because of the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, you cannot directly sue the vaccine manufacturers or those giving the vaccinations when a child is killed or injured by vaccines.

While most doctors of the past 50 years are not trained to acknowledge or identify vaccine injury, many are learning through experience to identify vaccine injury. Parents are also extremely in tune with their baby and are able to recognize even subtle changes in development after vaccines. Videos of your baby/child provide excellent proof of neurologic impact from vaccines.

For many, the worst-case scenario is for a healthy happy infant or child to die soon after vaccines. These cases are often termed “Sudden Infant Death” (SIDS) or Sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC). This term is defined as the death of a child over the age of 12 months and was officially adopted in 2005 in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology after a talk from 1999 in which Dr Henry Krous asked “Post-Infancy SIDS: Is it on the rise?” [4]

One can’t help but ask, does the increase in the number of vaccines play a role in these deaths?

Before your  baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens.

By the time children are six years old, a child receives 46 vaccines with a combination of ingredients that has never once been tested for safety. Could this increase have anything to do with this unexplained devastating new childhood diagnosis of SUDC?

If a baby/child dies soon after vaccines it is very important that the correct tests are done including tests for CRP (C-reactive protein), liver enzymes, cytokines panel, brain tissue samples and more. See this comprehensive Guidelines for details of all medical tests and information on attorney recommendations. [3]

“With the current practice of injecting several multi-valent vaccines [often as many as 9 separate vaccines] into an infant or toddler during the same office visit, some recipients’ central nervous systems (CNS) apparently become overloaded and/or the brain suffers dramatic injury from multiple neurotoxins and other toxic chemicals crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB); others experience severe allergic reactions to one or more of the vaccine components. Encephalopathy or anaphylaxis can occur with fatal results.” [3]

Parents are usually in shock immediately after the sudden death of their baby/child. The government will often perform an autopsy, but the parents need to know “they have every right to request the pathologist perform post-mortem blood and tissue assays/analyses” as described in the Guidelines. [3]

“Parents may need an attorney’s legal help and/or intervention to get the proper tests performed. Nevertheless, parents have every legal right to request an autopsy be performed, including certain tests looking for toxins, similar to what is done in drug overdose deaths. Parents also have the right to request storage of samples for future tests that are developed as new scientific discoveries are made.” [3]

Chances are, if you are reading this, you or a loved one has personal experience with an unexplained death after vaccines. This is an incredibly difficult time and the agony can be multiplied to learn that a procedure you follow for your baby/child, in the interest of keeping them healthy, is one that could potentially have caused their death. My heart aches for the thousands of deaths of babies and young children every single year soon after their vaccines, and I pray these parents will find the answers they need, and will be able to help educate other parents on this subject.

Becky on stageBecky Hastings, a wife, mom, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus, health promoter, breastfeeding counsellor helping moms for 22+ years, and someone who seeks to research, understand and share truth so people can make wise choices in our crazy mixed up, deceived world!

 

[1] Heartbreaking Stories of Vaccine Injury. Link Accessed 07/04/2017. http://vaccine-injury.info/about.cfm

[2] Link accessed 07/04/2017. http://vaccinelaw.com/lawyer/2016/03/25/Filing-a-Claim/5-Things-to-Know-if-You-Have-Suffered-a-Vaccine-Injury-_bl24192.htm

[3] Link accessed 07/04/2017. Ericsson, Norma and Frompovich, Catherine J. Guidelines to Autopsy Medical Tests Parents Immediately Should Require an Autopsy That Includes Certain Tests. ©2012. https://vactruth.com/2012/08/21/autopsy-medical-tests/

[4] Link accessed 07/04/2017. Rapport, Jon. Victims of Vaccine Damage Can Sue Manufacturers in the U.S. It’s happening now. http://www.robertscottbell.com/government/victims-of-vaccine-damage-can-sue-manufacturers-in-the-us-its-happening-now-by-jon-rappoport/

[4] Link accessed 07/04/2017. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_unexplained_death_in_childhood

 

Vulnerable Brains

“The early environment for a human infant is particularly important. In fact, the most vulnerable time for a human’s brain development in terms of environmental impact is from the period of birth and for several months after, in this fourth trimester. It is in this time that a human needs to avoid serious stressors, and it is when nurturing is so critical. There is a continued need for protection throughout childhood, of course, but the closer to the day of the, the more important affection is.”[1]

Does it make any sense to inject known neurotoxins into a baby on the first day of life? Or at 3 months? A babies’ brain is in such a critically vulnerable state at this time and needs to be protected.

Babies routinely receive three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine which contains 0.25 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide starting on the first day of life, again at one month, and six months.

Babies also are routinely injected with Vitamin K within hours of birth. There are two brands of vitamin K.  Hospira, contains 9 mg of benzyl alcohol as preservative which damages the liver and contributes to the high frequency of infants who develop jaundice within two days of birth. The other brand, Amphastar,  contains polysorbate 80 and propylene glycol. Both are seriously dangerous neurotoxins. Polysorbate is known to open the blood brain barrier and when given in conjunction with aluminum, the hazard is drastically increased.

Many researchers are now suggesting that giving mothers vitamin K in during pregnancy provides protection and is far safer than subjecting every baby to a Vitamin K shot at birth (which carries a black box warning due to risk of side effects).[2]

In the rare circumstances when vitamin K is recommended, “oral Vitamin K is as effective as injectable Vitamin K and its usage is recommended in our country to reduce complications and costs of parenteral therapy.”[3]

Please research the risk versus benefit of ALL medical procedures recommended for your precious baby – especially in that critically important 4th Trimester – or the first 3 months of life.

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, and passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety

[1] Fallon, James. The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain, New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2013. p. 98. Print.

[2] Motohara K, Takagi S, Endo F, Kiyota Y, Matsuda I. Oral supplementation of vitamin K for pregnant women and effects on levels of plasma vitamin K and PIVKA-II in the neonate. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1990 Jul;11(1):32-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2388129

[3] Malik S, et al. Comparative study of oral versus injectable vitamin K in neonates. Indian Pediatr. 1992. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1428134/

Granola – How to Make Your Own

Standing in the cereal aisle of any major food store can be an overwhelming perplexing experience, especially for those of us who aim to choose healthy non-chemical laden food for our families. There are many ‘natural’ cereals to choose from, so we begin reading the labels. What do we find?

soy, canola oil, other unhealthy oils, non-pronounceable ingredients, lots of sugar, preservatives.

Finding healthy granola seems easy – until you start reading the labels. What is the answer? Is there a brand I can trust?  If you finally find a mostly natural granola with a short list of mostly acceptable ingredients, when you look at the price, and work out how many servings it will give your family, you find another long pause as you consider the economics and your budget. Such is the stress of grocery shopping with health and economy in mind.

Making your own ‘fast foods’ for breakfast can be extremely easy, very satisfying, and by far your healthiest option. If you have children, you are BUSY, but one of your best time-saving resources will one day be your children! Teach your children to make this recipe for the whole family.

I’ve written the following recipe in three versions: small, medium and large to make it easy to double or triple the recipe depending on your need.

Some notes about the ingredients:

  • In order to ensure that we are not consuming large amounts of glyphosate (from Roundup) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND choosing organic options for all ingredients. Buying organic also sends a message to retailers, suppliers, growers, etc. that we want healthy food without harmful chemicals. Eventually, if enough people vote with their wallets, price reductions and increased availability will follow.
  • Local, raw honey is the healthiest sweetener, but if you have a large family and a small budget, you may opt to choose organic sugar. Honey is generally considered to be sweeter, so you may need slightly more sugar to reach your desired sweetness.
  • The addition of water (of course non-fluoridated, pure water is the ONLY option you would ingest, how to find it is the topic of another blog) to the liquid ingredients stretches the recipe to make it go further, but you can reduce the amount of water and increase the healthy oils and sweetener for a more indulgent granola.
GRANOLA from the Hastings Family Kitchen
SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
½ – ¾ cup 1 – 1 ½ cup 1 ½ – 2 ¼ cup Honey (or slightly more organic brown sugar)
2/3 cup 1 1/3 cup 2 cups Coconut oil, butter or a combination
2/3 cup 1 1/3 cup 2 cups Water
1 Tablespoon 1 ½ T 2 T Molasses
½ teaspoon 1 tsp 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
Combine these ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until the sugar dissolves fully. Remove from heat. Add 1 tsp vanilla.
In a huge bowl combine:
1 box (500 g) 2 boxes (1 kg) 3 boxes (1.5 kg) Oats
1 tsp 1 ½ tsp 2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Pinch + Pinch ++ Salt
½ cup 1 cup 1 ½ cup Unsweetened Coconut such as Bob’s Red Mill
Optional:

Seeds: hemp hearts, sunflower, pumpkin, and/or sesame. You can also add dried fruit like raisins, and/or any nuts you like. You can add them either before or after cooking, but raisins are usually nicer to add after. I don’t add any raisins or nuts because of different individual preferences (ie some family members complain!). Add nuts and raisins to individual servings, as desired.

METHOD:

In a large bowl mix dry ingredients well. Pour the liquid mixture over and stir thoroughly. Distribute into deep baking trays – 1, 2 or 3 depending on the recipe size you have used. Bake at 350 F for 20 – 30 minutes, but stir thoroughly every 10 minutes and check for even browning. After approximately 30 minutes, stir and turn the oven off, but leave the pans in the oven to cool and for the granola to dry (as long as it looks like it is not burning).

Once the granola is cool and thoroughly dry, break apart and store in airtight containers.   If you make more than you can use in a couple of weeks, store part of it in the freezer.

Enjoy!

Let me know about your experiments in making your own granola! I have written about other breakfast ideas such as Chia Breakfast and Waffles.

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate seeker of Jesus, truth and health. Most of my writing is aimed at helping young families find health and joy through making wise choices. Sometimes I share recipes!

Pregnant? Who Do You Trust?

pregnant-cdc

The CDC has been recommending two vaccines for pregnant women: The TDaP and the flu shot. Is it safe to give these vaccines?

Please inform yourself. Your doctor trusts the CDC. Is the CDC information on pregnancy and vaccines trustworthy?

Some basic questions every pregnant woman, potential new parent, grandparent, etc needs to consider:

  • Has the CDC done safety investigations on vaccine impact during pregnancy?
  • Why is there now such a big push to give vaccines in pregnancy when previously ALL medication was discouraged during pregnancy?
  • What are the potentially harmful ingredients in a specific vaccine and what is the impact it might have on a developing baby?
  • How much time has my care giver devoted to investigating the true risk versus potential benefit of these vaccines? Have they taken time to investigate beyond just repeating the CDC recommendations?
  • If mercury in tuna and other seafood should be avoided, why is it promoted as safe to be injected?
  • Have other women experienced serious adverse events after accepting vaccines?
  • Is the pertussis vaccine (included in the TDaP/DTaP) effective in protecting a newborn from contracting whooping cough?
  • Is whooping cough always deadly for a young infant? Are there any steps that could protect a baby from whooping cough other than a vaccine?

Every parent wants what is best for their newborns. We want to protect them from illness. Unfortunately our world has become extremely complicated and there are huge industries devoted to pushing products on people. We investigate which car seat is safest. We compare the car we will buy based on safety ratings. In the same way, we need to investigate all products recommended to us by anyone, even our very nice doctor.

More information to help you explore the topic of having a SAFE, HEALTHY, HAPPY, CONTENTED, SMART baby:

To My Newly Pregnant Friend
Preparing to Vaccinate
Which Vaccines are Safe?
My Dear Friend
My personal objections to vaccines

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus, seeker of truth, health and joy. I seek answers to difficult questions, engaging in discussions some would rather avoid. As a breastfeeding counselor for nearly 24 years, I have a special passion for helping new parents have a happy healthy baby!

Roll Up Your Sleeve

Imagine, you are feeling well. You go to your physician for a routine check up.

You’re told you will be receiving the following vaccines today because you “need them”:

DTaP-IPV/Hib (Pentacel, 5 vaccines)
HepA-HepB (Twinrix, 2 vaccines)
MMRV (ProQuad, 4 vaccines)
PPSV23 (Pneumovax 23, 1 vaccine with 23 antigens)
Shingles ZOS (Zostavax, which contains aborted human fetal cell fragments)
Meningococcal MenACWY (Menactra, Menveo)
Seasonal flu (one of the following: Afluria, Fluad, Flublok, Flucelvax, FluLaval, Fluarix, Fluvirin, Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose, Fluzone Intradermal)

What do you do?

Do you take them all without question?
Because the CDC and your doctor says they’re safe?
(I’m doubtful you would)

So WHY are we allowing this to be done to our babies?

Now suppose you take some or all of these vaccines, and you have a serious adverse reaction. What then?

Do you know the doctor isn’t liable for injuries from vaccines?
Neither are the vaccine manufacturers.

Do you know how to file with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program? (While it has paid out nearly $4 billion in compensation, it is a difficult arduous process that must be initiated within two years of the injury – Good luck with that)

Do you know there’s a 75 cent tax on each vaccine that goes into that program to compensate for injuries?
(DTAP-IPV-HIB is a 5 in one vaccine = a $3.75 tax!)

Are you worried that combining this many vaccines may NOT be safe?

Do you know what about each ingredient of these vaccines?

Why aren’t you concerned about how many vaccines are recommend for babies from birth to 5 years old?

Are you aware there are NO safety studies on giving combined vaccines to babies, yet it’s done everyday in pediatricians offices. Not only do they give these vaccines in combination, they are given REPEATEDLY!

Stop and think, why are there so many neurologically damaged children today (1 in 6 in the USA have a neurologic diagnosis)? Why are there so many parents who once vaccinated their children (without question) now speaking out on social media on the dangers of vaccines? Why are doctors who are asking serious questions about vaccines ignored or silenced by the media?

It’s not that difficult to understand.[1]

[1] The concept and primary content of this piece is derived from a mom of a severely vaccine injured daughter, now trying to navigate having an adult disabled daughter. She tirelessly shares her story in the hope of preventing other families from the suffering they have experienced.

I can tell you one major mistake I made when I had my children in the 90s. I believed that the vaccines were broken up into “baby size” proportions. In other words, I thought 5 DTAP vaccines were 1/5 at a time vs. those given to adults. I didn’t understand at the time my babies were being given 5 full doses. I also didn’t realize that my nieces and nephews who were born in the 80s were only given 3 DTAPs, and were NEVER given HIB or HEPB. As time goes on, more and more shots have been added.
My children never got rotavirus, pneumococcal, varicella, or flu vaccines and we still ended up with vaccine injury. These vaccines are now part of the schedule. You really have to wonder how many more they can add on without parents saying ENOUGH!!!!

Author: Becky Hastings is a wife, mother, grandmother, and passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety. From time to time Becky shares easy recipes that can help you have a healthier life!

Death From Measles?

Every day parents are told by their health care professionals – both doctors and nurses: ‘if you don’t vaccinate your children, they will die.’ Parents also hear variations, such as ‘I’ve seen babies die from measles’, ‘children die from measles’ and ‘if your baby catches measles they will die.’

Physicians and pediatricians, whom all parents revere as being the ultimate source of knowledge of such things, often repeat these statements.

I have a very good friend, whom I respect a lot. She is a medical doctor, a mother, and a grandmother. She probably graduated in the late 1970s or so. She said this exact thing to a group of mothers when some raised questions regarding vaccine safety. In fact, this friend actually said “I have seen babies die from measles and it is horrible”, with the strong implication that the measles vaccination is essential to prevent death via measles, and because the conversation was very limited, the additional inference was that ‘all vaccines are needed’.

Her remark about actually having seen a baby die from measles stuck out in my brain. Since then I have heard or read many doctors who say the same thing, and it really makes me wonder. Have these doctors provided personal medical care to a baby who ended up dying from measles, or have they seen a case study, presented in a lecture with a picture of a baby that died from measles? Doctors are generally not open to being questioned about their claims, so I have not had my question answered.

Marcella Piper Terry is an intrepid researcher of vaccine safety and vaccine history. “When we bring up the fact that in developed nations like the U.K. and the United States, the death rate from measles had decreased by 98 – 99% before the vaccine was ever introduced, we are often accused of being calloused and not caring about the babies in Africa, because ‘everyone knows measles is deadly in Africa, right?'”

“Well, let’s take a look at what measles was like in Africa, way back in 1979…” (You Cannot Be Pro-Life and Pro-Vaccine, http://vaxtruth.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Pro-Life-printer-friendly.pdf)

In a talk given by a doctor from Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) he describes measles as a rather benign illness – even in Africa.

“In summary we know that under-nourished children suffer severely from measles, whatever their race.”

“Altered immunity, brought about by malnutrition, is the most likely explanation for the severity of measles in Africa today, and this also explains why the disease was so severe in Europe in the past.” J. H. M. Axton The Natural History of Measles, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Rhodesia, Zambezia (1979), VII(ii)

I am not saying that babies never die from measles, but that babies rarely die from measles, and that the way doctors represent the information about measles deaths is FALSE. In most cases of infant death associated with measles anywhere in the world, the prevailing cause of their death should more appropriately be attributed to nutritional deficiencies. In fact, there is ample evidence that vitamin A can significantly reduce the impact of measles infections and vitamin C in high doses can reduce the impact and duration of all viral and bacterial infections.

To routinely and categorically say that a child will die if they are not vaccinated against measles is an outlandish lie. All parents need to investigate this information for themselves. Doctors have been given a lot of information, but that doesn’t make it true. They believe what the CDC and the AAP tells them. They believe the pharmaceutical rep who is pushing vaccines. They think there is strong scientific evidence that shows vaccines are safe and effective. They have not taken the time to find out that NO SUCH SCIENCE exists.

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Author: Becky Hastings is a wife, mother, grandmother, and passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety. From time to time Becky shares easy recipes that can help you have a healthier life!

 

 

How do I Research Vaccines?

For a start, please read the vaccine package inserts.

Every person with access to the internet has access to the complete vaccine package inserts of every single shot that your doctor might recommend for your baby/child. Well in advance, ask for the exact name of the shot they plan to give so that you can read the complete vaccine package insert.

You can find every single vaccine package insert by typing into your search engine these words: “FDA vaccine package insert”. You can add the name of the brand your doctor uses, the manufacturer or just the disease you are concerned about. I don’t need to give you a link, but here is the main link for all FDA approved vaccines.

There is a lot of information but all the inserts are arranged in the same way. I urge you to pay particular attention to Section 11 Description, which will list the ingredients; Section 6 Adverse Reactions, which lists previous adverse events from the shot; Section 8 Use in Specific Populations is relevant if you are pregnant and want to know if it has been tested for safety for pregnant women; Section 13 Nonclinical Toxicology, is very important. I’ve included this section from the Prevnar13, which is the top-selling vaccine product worldwide in 2015.

This means that we have no idea if this vaccine might cause cancer, damage cellular DNA, or impair male fertility (see genotoxicity). However, because it was tested on rabbits, female fertility should not be impacted.

I don’t know about you, but injecting something into my infant when I don’t know if it will cause cancer, or not, doesn’t bring me a lot of comfort.

Vaccines make a lot of money for those who make and distribute them.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/314566/leading-global-vaccine-products-by-revenue/

Section 16 Storage and Handling is also an important point to consider. Most vaccines require stable cool temperatures, yet should not be frozen. Trusting that the vaccine that will be injected into your baby/child has been at ideal temperatures from the moment of manufacture, to delivery to your doctor, and while stored at your doctor’s office, is a complete act of faith.

In researching for this blog I was startled to find out that the vaccine recommended for and commonly given to every single newborn in the USA on the first day of life, still contains thimerosal. How do I know? Here is the vaccine package insert for Engerix B. Section 11 includes the information that “The procedures used to manufacture ENGERIX-B result in a product that contains no more than 5% yeast protein. Each 0.5-mL pediatric/adolescent dose contains 10 mcg of HBsAg adsorbed on 0.25 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide. Each 1-mL adult dose contains 20 mcg of HBsAg adsorbed on 0.5 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide”, but no mention of thimerosal. BUT, when I went to the GlaxoSmithKline Material Safety Data Sheets, I found this startling information:

The MSDS states clearly that the injection is 1% aluminium hydroxide and 0.1% ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid sodium salt, aka thimerosal.

I have nothing to gain or lose from the choice you make regarding vaccines. But for you and your family, it is a hugely significant decision. Vaccines are known to cause injury and too often the result is a lifelong sentence. Please research so you can make the best decision for your family, based on the true risks of the vaccine versus the risks of the infections your are concerned about your child catching. Realise that if your child does catch a childhood infectious illness, there are many things you can do to help them heal so that you only experience a temporary inconvenience.

Before your  baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens.

You owe it to your baby/child to understand each shot, all the ingredients and all the possible consequences. A good vaccine to research is the Hepatitis B vaccine because all infants are recommended to receive it within 12 hours of birth. DTaP/TDaP is important to understand because it is often pushed on pregnant women during pregnancy.

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Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

What dose of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C offers excellent protection and treatment for babies and children against common infections. Knowing this information helps parents make wise choices regarding commonly recommended preventative measures, such as vaccines. There are many known side effects from vaccines and many medical professionals who question the effectiveness of vaccines. Knowing which infections your child may be exposed to, and how you can treat them naturally and effectively at home using vitamin C will help you make a fully informed choice regarding vaccines. We all want safe healthy children. We need to thoroughly understand the risk of any and all treatments recommended for our children.

Vitamin C taken in a daily dose for health, three times a day, protects from illness and provides many benefits. A much higher dose is needed upon first noticing any symptoms of illness in order to resolve the infection quickly.

There are several doctors who recommend high dose vitamin C, but have slightly differing target amounts. You can decide what you want to do for yourself and your family.

Important notes:

  • Vitamin C is the best broad-spectrum antibiotic, antihistamine, antitoxic, and antiviral substance there is. It is safe, effective, and inexpensive.
  • Quantity (enough) and frequency of dose are the keys to successfully using vitamin C therapy. The goal is to maintain high levels in the blood. When treating illness, the more frequently you can give the doses the better.
  • 1 gram = 1000 mg.
  • Sodium ascorbate powder is a good form of vitamin C because it is non acidic to the stomach. Ascorbic acid powder can also be used. Powdered forms are the most economical and can easily be mixed with a small amount of water or juice and swallowed. Many prefer to buy brands that are not made in China and do not use GMOs.
  • You cannot ‘overdose’ on vitamin C or get dependent on it. When the body has reached saturation, it simply excretes the extra in urine and bowel.

Pediatrician Lendon H. Smith, MD recommends 3 g per day for pregnant women for benefits to the woman, the birth, and the baby. For baby he recommends 100 mg per day per month of age (6 mo 600 mg, one year old 1 g, two-year old 2 g, etc). A daily dose of 2 – 5 g for a lifetime is recommended for everyone.

Dr Klenner recommended daily doses of 10-15 g from the age of ten through adult for preventative maintenance. Children should have their age in grams up the age of 10 (i.e. a one year old 1 g per day, a five-year old, 5 g per day).

If any symptoms of illness occur, increase the dose.

Dr Andrew Saul: “Take enough vitamin C to be symptom free, whatever that amount may be. In order for vitamin C to act as an antiviral, antibiotic, antitoxin, or antihistamine, you need a huge amount. Expect to use as much a 1 g of vitamin C per pound of baby. You may very well get a cure with less, but not a lot less. What works is what works.” Bowel tolerance indicates saturation of vitamin C. When bowel tolerance occurs, the bowel will empty quickly. Continue to give vitamin C, but decrease the quantity slightly.

How do I get a baby or child to take so much vitamin C?

Add powdered sodium ascorbate to a small amount of water or juice so they will drink it all. During illness, set a timer and offer every hour or every half hour. If you are desperate and the child is refusing, add sugar to the water. Rather give baby the vitamin C with a little sugar, then not get them to take the vitamin C at all. Babies older than one year can have honey mixed in the water instead of sugar. Some babies will tolerate a little vitamin C powder directly on their tongue, followed by water or breast.

“You can either use enough, or have a sick child.” Dr Andrew Saul

“Does the cost of daily doses of vitamin C bother you? The average baby uses around 6,000 diapers before toilet training. You might just as well have a healthy baby as a dry baby!” Dr Andrew Saul

“My baby is still sick. The dose needs to be higher. Shooting beans at a charging rhinoceros is not likely to influence the outcome!” Dr Andrew Saul

Dr Klenner’s therapeutic dose is 350 mg of vitamin C per kilogram of body weight per day in divided doses. Roughly represented in this chart:

For serious viral illness Dr Klenner actually used as much as four times these amounts, administered by injection. For more severe symptoms, you can give more orally, up to bowel tolerance.

If you are facing a serious infection in a child, here is an idea of how you might proceed in order to get rid of it quickly:

Give 1g (1/4 tsp) vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate per year of age in a little juice all at once. A little more is better than a little less in this instance. Wait for 2 hours.

At 2 hours you should get a bowel tolerance response consisting of a very explosive bowel movement – complete with wind and very runny poop. If this doesn’t happen by 2 hours, give another 1g per year of age per hour until it does. I am willing to bet this will produce the goods in 2 hours, but if the patient is really sick, vitamin C levels might be low, and it might take a bit more to reach bowel tolerance response point (BTR).[1]

When BTR is reached, symptoms should subside and patient should feel better in a very short time, depending on the severity of the illness. If symptoms continue, continue to give sodium ascorbate frequently but below the bowel tolerance level.

After symptoms subside, continue to give a healing dose, or slightly more. That is, the child’s age in grams (up to 5 – 10 grams per day) spread over 3 times a day.

Vitamin C, given in high enough doses, given frequently enough, is one of the most powerful antidotes to both viral and bacterial infections. When parents understand how to use vitamin C at the first sign of illness for babies and children, they will no longer fear the ‘dreaded childhood infections’ and will be able to confidently investigate the risks of any infection versus the known risk of vaccine injury.

Before a baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens. I encourage all parents to investigate which shots are being offered to you and why.

Further educate and inform yourself on the benefits and effectiveness of Vitamin C therapy by watching and reading:

  1. Vitamin C Basics by Suzanne Humphries, MD, Internist and Nephrologist. https://youtu.be/JFT5rdwrNV0
  2. The Vitamin Cure For Infant and Toddler Health Problems by Ralph Campbell, MD and Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D.
  3. Dr Klenner’s Clinical Gide to the Use of Vitamin C by Lendon H. Smith, MD (1988). Dr Klenner explored using Vitamin C in high doses for a huge variety of illnesses/conditions. His primary mode of delivering the vitamin C was through injection. http://www.whale.to/a/smith_b.html
  4. The Healing Factor, by Irwin Stone, MD, available in an electronic version http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

[1] For more info on taking Vitamin C to bowel tolerance point, especially for treating chronic illness, and finding your own ‘saturation point’  http://beyondhealth.com/media/wysiwyg/kadro/articles/VitC-Bowel-Tolerance.pdf

 

Which Vaccines are Safe?

Many young parents, after being exposed to some of the dangers of the vaccine ingredients, are still not completely able to shake the strong authority giving them advice. They may have a friend with a vaccine injured child. They may have read about vaccine injury and are aware that it is a true risk, but having been repeatedly told by their doctor, by the media, by family and friends, that vaccines are safe and effective, they seek a way to give the shot/s, yet detox from the poisons received. Maybe their thinking is something like this:

‘I know it’s bad. I know it has harmful ingredients in it, but I’m so fearful of the disease, or I am so bullied by people around me, that I still MUST give my child this shot. So, please tell me how I can inject this poison into my child, then make it all go away afterwards.’

Injecting poison can never be completely removed (poison is especially difficult to remove from the brain). The damage caused by injecting poisons can never be completely repaired (especially the damage to the gut and the epigenetic impact you create in your DNA). You and I will never know the level of health and wellness our bodies and brain might have achieved if we had never been injected with vaccines in our childhood, but our well-meaning parents. In the same way, when you inject your baby, you will never know what their potential for life and health would have been without those poisons. Today, in the USA, babies receive 46 shots before the age of 6. This combination has never been tested for safety and is creating a generation of sick children unknown to any previous generation.

Before your  baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens.

Additionally, many people are completely unaware that a lot of vaccine science is founded on the use of aborted human babies – their tissue and cells. There are many ramifications for using vaccines based on human tissue and the residual DNA that is present, which I write about in more detail here.

Ask yourself, ‘Is there a way to protect my child from illness, to make sure they have a vibrantly healthy brain and body and reach their full potential without injecting them with poison before their brain is even fully developed?’

If the answer is yes, you owe it to yourself and your child to find that route to health. You might be bucking society, or the people you respect, but your journey will give you confidence and JOY.

My friend, Ashley Cates, added this insight:

“I want to add — do not fear the infections vaccines are supposed to prevent! Your child will have a much better chance at living a healthy life even if they catch measles, whooping-cough, and chicken pox… In fact, it gives them a lower risk of cancer if they do catch it. And these diseases are not dangerous for relatively healthy children living in the USA. If you still fear not vaccinating, you know you need to do more reading and more research because there are many highly intelligent parents and professionals who do not fear those diseases because we are well-informed. We’ve finally been able to see reality through research – even after being indoctrinated to fear instead of thinking critically about vaccination.”

“Again, once mercury and aluminum get into the brain and start destroying neutrons, that is not something you can just ‘detox’ from. You cannot just undo all of that damage. You are making a major change to the growth of the brain. And God-forbid the residual DNA from the aborted fetal cells integrates into your child’s genome. (There are studies proving these things happen.)”

If you find yourself forced to give vaccines for any reason, please read this carefully and take as many of the steps as you can to help reduce to negative impact to your baby or yourself of the vaccine ingredients.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below!

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

To My Newly Pregnant Friend

Congratulations! You have been blessed to carry a new life in your body and that brings so much excitement as well as many unknowns. Whether this was a 100% humanly planned event, or somewhat unexpected, every conception is a miracle enacted by God’s design!

Excitement stirred a strong need to write to you – but then when I got going, I had a hard time stopping; the blog became too long. If you are overwhelmed, just know I tried to be brief, but my heart is so full with a desire to share what I have learned during my journey of motherhood! If you get bored, or there is TMI, please, before you leave, scroll down to my three points right at the end!

I remember 34 years ago when I found out we were expecting our first baby. I really didn’t know anything. I had no experience with babies and didn’t have any friends having babies. It was 1982. There was no internet. No social media. No cell phones. We were young but very excited.

I’m not saying you have to be a Christian to seek the very best for your baby, but as a very young Christian, I was eager to seek God’s wisdom, protection, and leading in my new adventure. I believe God specifically led two women into my life during the very first weeks of my pregnancy to help give me direction. Both women strongly recommended breastfeeding. But they were also well aware that even women who desire to breastfeed often have difficulty. They encouraged me to be as well prepared as possible during pregnancy to ensure breastfeeding success. One thing both of these women urged me to do – completely independently of each other – was to attend La Leche League breastfeeding support meetings. They knew I would find support, information, and help to formulate and achieve my personal breastfeeding goals. Both women persuaded me that I needed to attend all four of the different LLL meeting topics prior to baby’s birth.

Since God confirmed this advice through two different women from two vastly different parts of the country, I decided it must be important and found a LLL group meeting locally! There was actually one group that met in the mornings and one group that met in the evenings, so I attended both! I also read every book available in both the LLL library and the Natural Childbirth class library. I was very eager for information that would help me make wise choices and provide a good outcome for birth and baby.

After having five natural births, and breastfeeding each baby for an extended period of time, I am so eager to help other women find the same empowerment I found through these natural processes. As my children grew, I became a LLL Leader so that I could help other women achieve their breastfeeding goals. Now that my children are mostly grown, I seek to offer greater guidance and support in the area of natural childbirth and breastfeeding. I don’t know everything but have learned a lot over the years and have learned so much about supporting women on their journey through 23 years of LLL Leadership. My goal is not to help women achieve my goals, but to think through their options and formulate their own goals.

Navigating through the complexities of modern medical care during pregnancy and raising children can be a minefield; some might say a crapshoot. We daily hear stories of awful health outcomes in babies and children: SIDS, neurological diagnosis in 1 of 6 children in the USA today, rampant allergies, attention difficulties, etc. The reality is that every second child in the USA is suffering from a chronic health condition. Additionally, in recent years, powerful psychotropic drugs are routinely given to children and even babies, despite the lack of knowledge of how these drugs will impact the child’s long term life and health. Loving, caring parents may find the advice from medical experts very confusing. We all want what is best for our baby, but how do we achieve that?

I recently heard a sermon which stated that “Love is caring enough for others to do something to help them. Seeing them rush towards harm, but not warning them is not loving.” In the same sermon, we were urged to ask “What can I do in the world around me? What breaks my heart?” The thing that breaks my heart is when babies and mothers are not given all the help and support they need to navigate a healthy birth and achieve breastfeeding. What breaks my heart is babies harmed and the breastfeeding relationship sabotaged through modern medical care! I’m not saying this is happening intentionally, but many times what works for a hospital or their staff, or their routines, is not always the thing that achieves the best outcome for mom and baby. Sometimes  hospital policy can disturb an optimal breastfeeding relationship.

My desire is to love young parents enough to help them navigate their journey to a safe healthy outcome for themselves and their baby. I especially have a heart to help Christian couples navigate this journey. As Christians we often put a lot of trust in others. This can sometimes lead to our blindly following cultural norms without research or understanding what is good for us and our baby, what is best for the ‘medical or business model,’ and what is outright deception.

While every expert will agree that babies live and thrive on breastmilk from mother’s breast alone until around the middle of their first year, the truth is, in the USA, statistics indicate that only 22.3% of babies were exclusively breasted (EBF) until 6 months in 2016. That means the majority of moms struggle to navigate through the birth experience, and the early weeks and months of breastfeeding, long enough to find the simplicity and joy of nourishing her baby exclusively through the mechanism designed by our Designer to sustain human life. This intricate fabulous design provides wonderful life enhancing nuances that will benefit baby for their entire lifetime. A baby deprived of breast milk, as well as a baby who is not exclusively breastfed, is at a disadvantage throughout life. Any substance passing through a baby’s lips that is not mom’s breast disadvantages the infant gut, known as the microbiome. Additionally, the infant gut is also disadvantaged through surgical birth rather than natural birth.

Our number one goal throughout pregnancy should not be just to have ‘a healthy baby’, but to set ourselves up for the best possible chance of EBF with our healthy baby. We need support from those who understand how to help us navigate birth and the early weeks to ensure successful exclusive breastfeeding. This is NOT a nice bonus, or ‘good for those who can manage it.’ EBF is an absolutely essential component of lifelong health and well being. Any routine medical procedure that causes even a minor impediment to successful EBF should be evaluated and perhaps postponed or denied.

Holding an absolute standard is difficult but imperative.

My goal is not to criticize others or cause others to feel guilt or discouragement. What has happened in the past can be instructive and inspirational. My first birth did not happen according to my expectations and hopes. During every succeeding birth I learned more about my body and the process of birth. I certainly didn’t do everything perfectly or even achieve all my own goals, but the process of having natural births and exclusively nourishing my babies from my breasts alone is probably the most empowering act I have ever managed to achieve in my life. I believe God gave me information, support, and dedication to achieve this and I am eager to help others have the same feelings of empowerment. Additionally, I have been privileged to see mothers whose first attempt at a natural birth and EBF did not turn out as they desired, but they persevered with subsequent pregnancies. Watching them achieve their goals after experiencing disappointment is inspiring because these women display great determination. When they succeed their empowerment extends to all areas of their life.

Living for the glory of God means I cannot ignore people rushing ignorantly toward harm. Deception in the USA medical system abounds in the area of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies. Many parents have no idea how the birth industry operates, the pressure they will face from lack of sleep, emotional and physical exhaustion in the weeks after the birth, and how it will all impact their baby’s opportunity for lifelong health. Additionally, most parents have no idea that our society is full of sick children and the critical importance of navigating the early parenting years in order to achieve a robustly healthy child.

It is well known that babies deprived of exclusive breastfeeding have a greater risk of obesity, allergies, cancer, diabetes, learning difficulties, ADHD, etc.

As a starting point, I highly recommend parents to read a short book called The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labor. While short and simple, this book contains some profound truths that can give every women great confidence when facing the mystery of childbirth for the first time.

Additionally, since I don’t have time to cover every aspect of breastfeeding in this short article, my strong encouragement is

  1. Immediate skin to skin contact with mother and baby. This skin to skin should not be interrupted for any reason and should be extensive. If mom is medically unable, skin to skin should be done with dad, or alternative family member. Ideally, baby should not be separated from mom during the entire time after birth, except in the most urgent situations.
  2. Delay cord clamping (until the cord stops pulsating or for one hour after birth). This allows all the baby’s own blood to nourish baby’s body. The cord blood is replete with stem cells which miraculously travel through the entire body and perform healing.
  3. No routine medical procedures should be performed on baby until breastfeeding is well established (minimum of 8 weeks). All procedures have the potential to interfere with the establishment of breastfeeding and impede the bonding process. Some routine procedures used in most hospitals: prophylactic antibiotic ointment on babies’ eyes (to protect from potential infection if the mother is infected with chlamydia or gonorrhoea)[1], injection of vitamin K, a bath which removes important oils and vernix from baby, Hepatits B vaccine (a disease which is spread through sexual contact or shared needles) is recommended to all babies regardless of the mother’s Hepatitis B status, circumcision (a very traumatic procedure for baby which is not medically or religiously indicated).

I pray for pregnant women to become well prepared to welcome their babies so that they can experience the wonderful empowerment of childbirth and nourishing their baby from their own body. I would value the opportunity of discussing any of these points further with you.

If you are interested in learning more about the complicated topic of vaccines for babies and children, I wrote this especially for you. Also, there is a lot of pressure for pregnant women to inject themselves with the flu shot and the TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis) vaccines during pregnancy. Please research the concept of injecting yourself while pregnant in depth before agreeing.

Wanting nothing but the best for you,

Becky

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky frequently writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

[1] http://evidencebasedbirth.com/is-erythromycin-eye-ointment-always-necessary-for-newborns/